Nhoum is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two sons, three daughters, and ten grandchildren. She likes to watch Thai films and listen to monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Nhoum developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision, tearing, itchiness, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Nhoum learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On June 4, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I hope I can see everything clearly so I can learn about Buddha and I can go outside by myself.”